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Parent Empowerment: Your Kids & Parties

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Library Hall

Along with the library, Grand Futures Prevention CoalitionPartners in Routt County and Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Colorado present an interactive evening for parents of middle and high school students focusing on your kids and parties. Addiction medicine specialist Dr. Dawn Obrecht offers a helpful and informative reality check, intended for you to learn more about what's going on in our community and the kinds of social choices your kids are grappling with. Take away tools to help guide your conversations with your kids about parties and making responsible decisions.

About the speaker

Dawn Obrecht M.D.

Dawn V. Obrecht, M.D. graduated from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine and did an internship in general surgery and residency in emergency medicine. She has been the medical director of a chemical dependency unit and is a professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. For many years she had a busy family medicine practice. Licensed in several states, she now travels to small, rural communities, filling in for physicians who need time off.

Having been in recovery from drug addiction for over a quarter century, Dr. Obrecht uses her experience with life-threatening illness to identify with and help others to heal and to hear God. Doc Dawn lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with her husband, Erik Landvik, where she writes and consults in addiction medicine between her travels.

Dr. Obrecht was a finalist for the Montaigne Medal for her first book, Mission Possible, A Missionary Doctor’s Journey of Healing. Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award presents The Montaigne Medal honoring books that illuminate, progress or redirect thought.  Her newest book is  From the Edge of the Cliff: Understanding the Two Phases of Recovery and Becoming the Person You’re Meant To Be. Her web site also includes about 60 articles related to addiction.

About the Series: Parent Empowerment Routt County
Presented by Grand Futures Prevention CoalitionPartners in Routt County and Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Colorado, this series is is focused around getting parents of tweens and teens the information and support they need in their everyday lives to help raise children that are healthy, caring, and responsible. We bring in speakers from OUR community to better relate to our parents and what they deal with daily. The goal is to give parents confidence and make them more aware of how they can be the best parent for their children. Topics include: social networking safety; setting rules and consequences; teen sexual health; alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention; parental monitoring; and healthy teen development.